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Central location for your Cannabis Connections

In this episode of the CannaTech Podcast Harry Brelsford of SMB Nation sits down with Peter Vogel the CEO of Leafwire to chat about how to make connections in the cannabis community. Leafwire is a ‘Freemium’ model where members can join a safe community that is cannabis-focused for free. This platform is a way to connect, share news, promote events, find employees/employment and just simply network within the cannabis industry. Watch and learn more on how you can use this platform to stay connected to this fast-moving industry.

Why dispensaries fail

Cannabis continues to grow despite the 3rd year of the pandemic, and a rise in inflation. With more states coming onboard and the majority of Americans believing that marijuana should be legalized it’s hard to believe that some dispensaries fail. It may seem like some retailers know the secret of success. But the truth is, there are only a few critical areas that make the difference between success and failure, and they’re not esoteric. Harry Brelsford of the CannaTech Group sits down with Gary Cohen of Cova Software to discuss his book Why dispensaries fail.

KORONA POS offers seamless integration with Metrc’s API

Compliance is a crucial part of running a successful cannabis company. In order to stay within state and county regulations dispensaries must monitor all of the products they sell, and report them to state governments. Most states use technology to ensure that they know how and where each cannabis related product is cultivated, produced, transported, and sold. Korona announced that it offers seamless integration with the Metrc’s API which is what most state governments use to follow every step of the flow of marijuana products from initial plant maturation to dispensary transaction. Harry Brelsford of The CannaTech Group sits down with Till Freier to discuss cannabis tracking technologies for dispensaries.

State of Economy with Respect to Cannabis

Going into the 3rd year of the pandemic, record inflation and an uncertain outcome of where we are going many wonder how the cannabis industry will be effected. Harry Brelsford of the CannaTech Group meets up with Mitch Pfeifer of Respect My Region to discuss the State of the Economy with Respect to Cannabis. During this interview Harry and Mitch chat about how the cannabis industry is not immune from market forces, free market corrections, and other factors effecting the Cannabis industry.

Importance of Business Evaluations

In this podcast Harry Brelsford of the CannaTech Group and Huber Klien of EisnerAmper have a conversation on the importance of understanding business evaluations and the knowledge you can gain to help grow your business. Join Harry and Huber as they discuss the metrics, important factors of an evaluation, what you can expect, and how it can help your business in this podcast.

Interchange

Held over two days, Interchange is a cannabis event where producers, processors, and ancillary companies meet with a series of retailers in a 1:1 private setting to convey product offerings with an end goal of structuring deals. This unique process enhances industry-wide productivity and provides an environment to foster relationships with like-minded business professionals. Harry Brelsford of the CannaTech Group sits down with Greg James of Marijuana Venture magazine to discuss Interchange.

Cannabis Weighing and Traceability

Cannabis legalization is rolling out around the world. With legalization comes regulations, new requirements and a lot of change. One of the biggest challenges that cultivators, processors and distributors face in doing business is the requirement to track the product at every step in the production process, from seed to sale. Harry Brelsford of the CannaTech Group meets up with Chuck of Digital Balance Services to discuss regulations around Weighing, Traceability and Point of Sale solutions for the Cannabis industry.

Increase in Americans supporting legalizing cannabis

Recent surveys reflect a steady increase over the past decade of Americans supporting legalizing cannabis. The market research firm SSRS found that 69 percent of Americans are in favor of adult-use legalization, and 92 percent back legalizing cannabis for medical use. Harry Brelsford of The CannaTech Group sits down with Chuck Mains, Government Affairs Consultant/Lobbyist to discuss these findings, and how it is affecting government affairs.

Video Solution for Cannabis

Harry Brelsford of The CannaTech Group announces that starting in Q1 2022 he started writing for Global Cannabis Times in their technology column. On this first podcast Harry walks us through the tech spotlight column he wrote on video solutions in the cannabis space. Join Harry as he discusses the video solutions landscape, compliance 101 and how it varies state to state.

POS Systems specifically for Cannabis

As a cannabis business owner you have a lot of hoops to jump through when opening your business. From compliance issues to finding good suppliers, hiring reliable staff and getting the correct technology in place to support the ever changing landscape is just the tip of the iceberg. Having the proper technology tools including a cannabis specific POS system can help you complete transactions, process payments, manage inventory, keep records, and more. Harry Brelsford of The CannaTech Group meets up with Ron Hendricks at the RSPA conference to discuss the importance of a cannabis specific POS system.

Importance of Building a Product Stack

The legal cannabis industry continues to grow and evolve everyday with new states onboarding, and rules and regulations changing. With this growth comes challenges for dispensary owners to keep up with rules and regulations, licensing, product supply, and technology infrastructure. Choosing the right technology is crucial. Although there is an abundance of technologies many businesses are struggling to navigate cannabis software stacks and properly implement the solutions to help their specific needs and build long term success. Harry Brelsford of The CannaTech Group meets with Dan Foote at the RSPA Conference to discuss the importance of product stacks for the cannabis industry.

Payment Options in the Cannabis Industry

The surge of states legalizing cannabis continues to gain momentum as more states realize the significant economic impacts of legal cannabis. Although many states are legalizing cannabis the federal government has not moved on the issue, and marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug under the Federal Controlled Substance Act. Leaving many cannabis businesses with roadblocks when it comes to payment options. In the age of PayPal, credit cards, apple pay, and more many cannabis businesses are cash only. Harry Brelsford of the CannaTech Group meets with Vik Devjee of CIMA to chat about the current landscape of available cannabis payment options.